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Google contacts - what does "Priority" mean?

I've noticed that Google Contacts provides a field called "Priority" but they don't tell you what that field modifies. Does anyone know what the practical result is of assigning low, medium, or high "priority" to a contact in Google Contacts? I've spent 20 minutes searching the web for a single-sentence clear answer, but no dice. Someone's got to know.

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When you send email, it's so marked.

In reply to: Google contacts - what does "Priority" mean?

I assume you're talking about Gmail (you didn't say). When sending email, it can be marked low, medium, or high priority. I believe a contact with one of these markings would get an email to him/her so marked.

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When editing a contact inside "Google Contacts"

In reply to: When you send email, it's so marked.

Thanks for some insight into the meaning of the "priority" field appearing in a contact's detail screen in the "Google Contacts" webpage. I will try setting a contact as "high priority" and subsequently sending that person an email to see what happens.

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Here's what "Google Developers" has to say about priority

In reply to: When you send email, it's so marked.

This is what the "Google Contacts API v3 Reference" web page on the "Google Developers" site says about the "priority" field in Google Contacts:

"This document provides detailed reference documentation for the raw protocol (XML and HTTP) for the Google Contacts Data API.



Classifies importance of the contact into 3 categories:


The priority element cannot be repeated."

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